Two arrested for last week’s shooting in Corpus Christi

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At approximately 4:10 am on Sunday, July 25, 2021 officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Weber in reference to a shooting with injuries.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot and sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital by medics where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division responded and quickly began to investigate the shooting.

Through investigative techniques, Detectives identified suspects and eventually secured arrest warrants.

On July 27, 2021, 25-year-old Vanessa Salas was arrested on an outstanding Capital Murder warrant ($500,000 Bond), an additional warrant for Aggravated Robbery ($100,000 Bond) was later secured. On July 27, 2021, 25-year-old Jean Martinez was arrested on an outstanding Capital Murder warrant ($1,000,000 Bond), an additional warrant for Aggravated Robbery ($100,000 Bond) was later secured.

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The apprehension of these violent offenders was made possible by the diligent work of the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Patrol Officers, Gang Unit and Forensics Division. We would also like to thank our partners with the United States Marshal Gulf Coast Violent Fugitive Task Force, Ingleside Police Department, Portland Police Department and the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.